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Guitarist, singer, mixing nerd, fox appreciator, teacher, peace-loving hippy. Currently travelling in Japan so I am without a microphone.
Joined on 9/19/12
Posted by MetalRenard - January 16th, 2014
Zomg I love this album. Just had to post about it here.
I've been a massive Ego Raptor fan for... so damn long. His cartoons (along with Rockoons) are what helped me discover Newgrounds and now he and his pals at Ninja Sex Party have made a parody album featuring hilarious (toilet) jokes and tons of wonderful (mysoginistic) satire. I couldn't help myself, I had to buy a copy. 80's style vocals and retro electronic with some pretty neat rapping (yeah... I don't usually like rap but when every other line makes me giggle I can't honestly complain).
Listen to it before you buy - some people might not like the type of jokes but for me, as immature as I am, it's perfect.
Posted by MetalRenard - December 21st, 2013
So now I have EWQL's bundle and Komplete 8 as well as some nifty tools for mixing/mastering (and of course the guitar equipment), I feel like I have almost everything I need to make any music I set my mind to. My next goal is to get a good microphone then I'd finally have everything I need to conquer the universe.
It's been a long time coming and I've struggled for a long time to get here (years), and sure, quite a lot of it could do with upgrading (Komplete 8's orchestral instruments are very weak and still have to use some to cover areas that are missing from EWQL's instruments). But I finally feel like my tools match my creativity rather than limit it. :)
It's a good feeling.
Posted by MetalRenard - November 24th, 2013
Teaching/being a trainee teacher in the UK is probably one of the more difficult jobs out there.
The hours are impossibly long, you're constantly being observed and there's a really steep learning curve.
All that lead to me having a really crap couple of weeks, tons of stress and pent up frustration.
I managed to sort a lot of things out thankfully, so this weekend I was able to spend a few hours making music.
To be honest, I've had the urge to try my hand at melodic death metal for a while now. I'm a massive fan of bands like Scar Symmetry and Soilwork and I find their guitar riffs and vocals really inspiring. They're so damn creative. So, I did what I could in the time I had and came up with this:
It definitely made me feel a little better.
Posted by MetalRenard - August 23rd, 2013
Ryan released the next Delura short called Meet Mr. Splats.
It's dark but hilarious. Ryan did a fantastic job as usual, his script writing, comedic timing, animation and team leadership all shine through this great little animation. The voice actors are brilliant too!
I just love this team. :D
I did the music and mixed the sound effects/voices that Ryan made, as usual.
I hope you enjoy it!
Posted by MetalRenard - July 31st, 2013
I've always loved teaching and helping others. So much so that I'm actually training to become a secondary school (high school) teacher right now.
I've structured them as simply as I could, giving only the essentials to what I believe is the foundation for a beginner to hit the ground running. My goal is to help newbies understand from the start that there are lots of things we take for granted when we make music that, if you understand them, you won't struggle so hard to get good.
Anyway, this is my way of giving back to the music and audio community.
I hope you like them.
Posted by MetalRenard - May 4th, 2013
I got the results for my bachelor's degree. I passed with a 2.1! (that's a B in other countries)
MetalRenard, Bachelor of Arts, with Honours (open).
So that you know, I studied literature, languages and history with a view to becoming either a primary school teacher (5 to 11 year olds) or a secondary school teacher ("high school"). I'll be teaching French and Spanish, it seems.